Chevron and Caterpillar link up for hydrogen demonstration

They aim to explore the the feasibility and performance of hydrogen for use as a commercially-viable alternative to traditional fuels for line-haul rail and marine vessels

US invests $54m to boost energy efficiency in microelectronic technologies

Microelectronics are critical to nearly all modern technology, including smartphones, medical equipment, power plants, electricity grids and vehicles

US announces $34m to produce low carbon biofuels for planes and ships

The Department of Energy believes biofuels will play an important role in reaching the goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050

UK Export Finance doubles support for sustainable projects overseas to £2.4bn in 2020

Financing was provided for projects including offshore wind farms, solar farms and major transportation projects

Paris by Prius – a drive with a difference

  Watch how ELN editor Sumit Bose got on driving around the streets of Paris in the latest version of the Prius. Toyota says the car is its most economical version yet and could make it possible for most city drivers to get around daily trips just using the electric motor. But did the Parisiennes […]

Charge cars for free on the motorway

Motorway service stations will soon be host to an “electric highway” with the opening of a network of electric car charging points. Welcome Break is installing electric vehicle (EV) points at its 27 service stations.Every post will be powered with 100% green energy made at Ecotricity’s wind and solar parks across the UK. Rod McKie, […]

EV charging points rolled out in Portugal

Portugal has mounted a pilot electric vehicle project that will see 1350 charging stations rolled out across the country. This includes 1,300 slow charging stations for electric vehicles and 50 fast charging stations. The move reveals Portugal’s confidence in the success of EV, as it boosts the country’s share in the technology: at the end […]

DHL wraps up wind energy logistics package

Global logistics company DHL is entering the renewable energy market with the transportation of wind turbines. With wind power booming in the UK, energy companies have to tackle the problem of getting over-sized parts to the UK and then to wind farm sites Now DHL is to utilise its fleet of road, rail, sea and […]

EC sets allowances to include aviation in ETS

The European Commission has today laid the foundations for aviation to be fully included in the EU’s emissions trading system from January 1 next year. Using historical aircraft emissions, the EC has worked out the number of allowances that will be available from 2012. Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, said: ‘”Emissions from aviation […]

Rolls Royce unveils first electric car

Rolls Royce today unveiled its first electric car at the Geneva Motor Show. The 102EX is heavily inspired by the Rolls Royce Phantom, and Torsten Muller-Otvos, Rolls Royce chief executive, said: “With this vehicle, we begin an exploration into alternative drive-trains, seeking clarity on which alternative technologies may be suitable to drive Rolls-Royce motor cars […]